Panelists & Moderators
Dr. Mostafa Analoui, Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences, The Livingston Group; Chairman & CEO, Cense Biosciences, Inc.
Mostafa Analoui, Ph.D., is Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences at The Livingston Group (New York, NY) and Chairman and CEO of Cense Biosciences, Inc. Previously he was the Senior Director at Pfizer Global Research and Development. He is also adjunct Professor of Oral Pathology, Medicine and Radiology at Indiana University. Dr. Analoui is actively involved in investment, management and scientific/business development of nanotechnology, drug discovery/development, diagnostic imaging, and global strategies. While at Pfizer, he was the Site Head for Global Clinical Technology in Groton and New London, a division focusing on emerging technologies for development and validation of biomarkers and diagnostics for drug development. Prior to joining Pfizer, Dr. Analoui was the Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging Research, Associate Professor of Radiology at Indiana University, and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Comp Engineering at Purdue University. He was also President and CEO of Therametric Technology Inc. He has received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, followed by Post-Doctoral Fellowship at IBM TJ Watson Research Center in NY.
In addition to industry leadership in biomedical and technology fields, he consults and lectures in US, Europe and Asia. He has also served on various scientific, regulatory, and business advisory committees and boards, including NIH, NSF, PhRMA, NASA, and OECD. Dr. Analoui has authored over 130 publications, including journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He is senior member of IEEE, SPIE, and RSNA. He currently serves as board member of VirtualScopics (Nasdaq: VSCP), Calando Pharmaceutical (Nasdaq: ARWR), BEACON (Biomedical Engineering Alliance and Consortium) and NanoBusiness Alliance. Dr. Analoui’s registrations include Series 7 and 63 with Livingston Securities LLC, a subsidiary of The Livingston Group.
Norm Augustine is the retired Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin. Previously he served as Undersecretary of the Army, and Lecturer with the Rank of Professor at his alma mater, Princeton. He has been presented the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States and has five times received the Department of Defense's highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Service Medal. He is or has been a member of the Board of Directors of Lockheed Martin, Black & Decker, ConocoPhillips and Procter & Gamble. He was Chairman of the American Red Cross for nine years, Chairman of the National Academy of Engineering, President and Chairman of the Association of the United States Army, President of the Boy Scouts of America and Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Johns Hopkins, a Regent of the University System of Maryland, and a former Trustee of Princeton and MIT. He holds 23 honorary degrees.
Dr. Craig R. Barrett, Retired CEO/Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation
Dr. Craig R. Barrett was born in San Francisco, California and received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science from Stanford University, serving on the faculty of Stanford after graduation. Dr. Barrett was a Fulbright Fellow at Danish Technical University in Denmark and a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory in England. In 1974 Dr. Barrett joined Intel Corporation. He was elected to Intel Corporation's Board of Directors in 1992, became Intel's fourth president in 1997, chief executive officer in 1998, and chairman of the board in 2005, a post held until he retired in May 2009.
Dr. Barrett is a leading advocate for improving education in the U.S. and the world, and is a vocal spokesman for the value technology can provide in raising social and economic standards globally. He chairs Achieve, Inc., Change The Equation, BASIS Schools, Inc., Dossia, and the Arizona Ready Education Council; co-chairs the Skolkovo Foundation Council and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Advisory Board; vice chairs Science Foundation Arizona and the National Forest Foundation; serves on the Boards of K12 Inc., Society for Science and the Public, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and Tallwave. Dr. Barrett served as Chairman of the National Academy of Engineering and the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development. He co-chaired the Business Coalition for Student Achievement and the National Innovation Initiative Leadership Council, and served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Council for International Business and the Clinton Global Initiative Education Advisory Board. Dr. Barrett serves on the faculty of the Thunderbird School of Global Management and numerous other boards, policy and government panels.
Edward Bernstein, President, Industrial Research Institute
Mr. Edward Bernstein is President of Industrial Research Institute (IRI). He is only the fifth President in IRI’s history dating back to 1938.
Mr. Bernstein joined IRI in September of 2005. During his tenure at IRI, he has led significant changes to its business model and value proposition as the Institute has endeavored to keep pace with the changes in industry. With a new strategic plan in place, he intends to lead IRI through important modifications to ensure IRI delivers the highest value to its members while striving to achieve its mission of enhancing the leadership of technological innovation.
Bernstein has more than 30 years experience working for non-profit organizations – starting his career as an international relief worker with the International Rescue Committee in Southeast Asia. Since returning to the United States to attend graduate school, Mr. Bernstein has worked as an association manager in New York and Washington D.C. In addition to his tenure at the International Rescue Committee, Mr. Bernstein worked at the National Hemophilia Foundation as Policy Manager, Director of Policy and Research at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and as the founding Executive Director of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity.
Mr. Bernstein received his B.A. degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Masters in Public Health from Columbia University.
Dr. Xiangli Chen has been General Manager of GE China Technology Center since August 2007, leading a cross business team in research, new product development, and engineering services. The center is one of GE’s five global R&D centers, covering a diverse range of industries and technologies including Energy, Water, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Transportation, Aviation, Lighting, and Industrial Solutions. His team is driving GE’s growth in China and globally by innovating in close cooperation with all GE businesses, customers, the government, universities and research institutes. In September 2009, Xiangli received the Magnolia Award from the Municipal Government of Shanghai, in recognition of his contributions to the city’s social and economic development. In January 2010, GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt presented Xiangli with the Chairman’s Award for Initiative, recognizing his achievement in driving technology and innovation, and GE’s "In Country, For Country" growth initiative. In February 2012, Xiangli was awarded “Top 50 Entrepreneur Innovators in China” by the leading business magazine CBN Weekly.
Graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Xiangli is a well-known expert in industrial laser applications with outstanding technical contributions, including more than 40 technical publications and seven patents.
Xiangli joined GE in 1994 and took research and management positions in GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York. He led the establishment of GE’s third global research center in 2000 in Shanghai as the first Managing Director. From 2003 to 2007, he was General Manager of Global Technology, GE Healthcare in Beijing, leading a team to develop new healthcare products and services for the global market, focusing on medical diagnostic technologies such as CT, x-ray, MRI, ultrasound, patient monitoring, and healthcare information systems.
Nicholas M. Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus, Executive VP Innovation & Technology (Retired)
Nicholas Donofrio is a 44-year IBM veteran who held the coveted positions of Executive Vice President Innovation and Technology, and was also selected as an IBM fellow, the company’s highest technical honor. Mr. Donofrio holds seven technology patents, is a member of numerous technical and science honor societies, and holds several board positions.
Mr. Donofrio is focused sharply on advancing education, employment and career opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women in the STEM disciplines. He served for many years on the Board of Directors for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) and was NACME's Board chair from 1997 through 2002. He also served for several years on the Board of Directors for INROADS, a non-profit organization focused on the training and development of talented minority youth for professional careers in business and industry. In 2003, he was awarded the Rodney D. Chipps Memorial Award by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). He presently is co-chair of the New York Hall of Science.
He is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Fellow of the U.K-based Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the US-based National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Board of Directors for the Bank of New York/Mellon, Liberty Mutual, Delphi Automotive, AMD and MITRE. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Trustees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Syracuse University as well as being a member of the CT Board of Regents for Higher Education.
In 2002-2003, he lead the work effort for the Council on Competitiveness around their National Innovation Initiative (NII) which went on to become the America Competes Act and now the US Discoveries Act.
In 2005, the U.S. Department of Education appointed him to the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, a 20-member delegation of business and university leaders charged with developing a national strategy for post-secondary education to meet the needs of America's diverse population and workforce.
Most recently, he was a member of the Prime Minister of Taiwan’s Science and Technology Advisory Board (2008-2011), a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation (2009-2012) and co-chair for the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board ( 2009-2012).
Donofrio holds a master's degree and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, respectively. He has received honorary doctorates from Marist College, Pace University, Polytechnic University, the University of Warwick, UK, the University of Edinburgh, UK, the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Syracuse University.
Ira Flatow, NPR Science Correspondent, TV Journalist & Author
Veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist Ira Flatow is the host of Science Friday, a weekly call-in radio program that connects listeners with scientists for informative discussions about science, technology, health, medicine, space, and the environment.
On television, Flatow has discussed cutting-edge science stories on a range of programs, including the four-part PBS series Big Ideas. For six years Flatow was host and writer for the Emmy award-winning Newton's Apple on PBS and he has been a science reporter for CBS, Westinghouse, and CNBC. In his 35 year career, Ira has talked science on the Today Show, Charlie Rose, Merv Griffin and Oprah.
Ira is the author of numerous books. His latest is Present at the Future.
His recent honors include the National Science Board Public Service Award (2005), AAAS Journalism Award (2000), the Carl Sagan Award (1999), and the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest (2010). Most recently, Ira was named as the winner of the 2012 Isaac Asimov Science Award.
Dr. Henry “Hank” Foley, Vice President for Research, Dean of the Graduate School, Penn State University
Dr. Henry C. “Hank” Foley was appointed Vice President for Research and Dean of The Graduate School at Penn State on January 1, 2010. In February of 2011 he became the Executive Director of the Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB) Hub, a DOE Energy Innovation HUB headquartered at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. In 2010, Foley became the Director of Penn State’s Center for Academic Excellence in Intelligence Studies, an award made from the Office of the Director for National Intelligence. Prior to this he was the dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State University. In his role as vice president for research and dean of The Graduate School, Foley is responsible for overseeing a research enterprise with over $780 million dollars in expenditures and over 9,000 graduate students in more than 150 graduate degree programs, including 121 doctorate, 110 academic master’s and 73 professional master’s degree programs.
Foley returned to the University in 2000 as the Walter L. Robb Family Endowed Chair and head of the Department of Chemical Engineering. Before accepting the position of dean of IST, Foley served as the University's associate vice president for research and director of strategic initiatives (beginning in 2004), where he was responsible for the development of major new research initiatives and worked closely with state and federal agencies to enhance Penn State's research opportunities. Foley also provided overall leadership for the University's Homeland Security Coordination Council, the Office of Military and Security Programs, the Worldwide Universities Network, the Center for Space Research, and the Animal Resource Program. One of his primary responsibilities was to assist with the development of major new initiatives that bring interested parties together from disparate colleges and geographic locations.
Prior to coming to Penn State, he was a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Delaware. There, he also was director of the University's Center for Catalytic Science and Technology.
Foley's extensive industrial experience includes working for American Cyanamid Company and consulting with Air Products, Monsanto, DuPont, Englehard Corporation, and many other companies.
Foley holds numerous memberships in professional and honorary societies and was a founding member of the AIChE's Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division and served as its chair.
His awards and recognition include the New York Metropolitan Catalysis Society's Excellence in Catalysis Award, the Philadelphia Catalysis Club's Annual Award, the Leo C. Friend Award from the I&EC Division of the American Chemical Society, the Research Innovation Recognition Award from Union Carbide Corporation, the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, and the Thiele Lecture at the University of Notre Dame. He has authored more than 100 papers, holds almost 20 patents, and is author of the textbook, Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis Using Mathematica, published in 2003.
Dr. Paul M. Horn, NYU Distinguished Scientist in Residence & Senior Vice Provost for Research, New York University
Dr. Paul M. Horn was named NYU Distinguished Scientist in Residence in September of 2007 and Senior Vice Provost for Research in September 2009. Prior to his NYU positions he was Senior Vice President of the IBM Corporation and Executive Director of Research. In that job he directed IBM’s worldwide Research program with 3200 technical employees in eight sites in five countries around the world, and helped guide IBM’s overall technical strategy. In his 28 years with IBM, Dr. Horn has been a champion for translating technology based research into marketplace opportunities. Under his leadership IBM Research produced an unmatched string of technological breakthroughs, including the chess-playing supercomputer Deep Blue, the world's first copper chip, the giant magneto-resistive head (GMR), strained silicon (a discovery that allows chips to run up to 35 percent faster), and BlueGene the world’s fastest supercomputer that brought computing leadership back to the United States.
Dr. Horn graduated from Clarkson College of Technology and received his doctoral degree in physics from the University of Rochester in 1973. Prior to joining IBM in 1979, Dr. Horn was a professor of physics in the James Franck Institute and the Physics Department at the University of Chicago. Dr. Horn is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow from 1974-1978. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a former Associate Editor of Physical Review Letters and has published over 85 scientific and technical papers.
Dr. Horn has received numerous awards including the 1988 Bertram Eugene Warren award from the American Crystallographic Association, the 2000 Distinguished Leadership award from the New York Hall of Science, the 2002 Hutchison Medal from the University of Rochester, the 2002 Pake Prize from the American Physical Society, and the 2005 Medal from the Industrial Research Institute. In 2003 Dr. Horn was named as one of the top computing business leaders in the US by Scientific American magazine. He is also a member of numerous professional committees including the GAO (General Accountability Office) board of advisors, the board of trustees of the Committee for Economic Development, and the NYU-Polytechnic Board of Trustees.
Edward Jung, Co-Founder & CTO, Intellectual Ventures
Edward Jung founded Intellectual Ventures after leaving Microsoft Corporation where he was chief architect and advisor to executive staff. At Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Jung also serves as the chief technology officer, setting strategic technology direction for the company.
During his 10 years at Microsoft, Mr. Jung managed projects relating to Web platforms, semantic web technology, intelligent operating systems, adaptive user interfaces and artificial intelligence. Jung co-founded many Microsoft teams including Windows NT, Microsoft Research, mobile and consumer products, and web services. Before joining Microsoft in February 1990, Mr. Jung ran the Deep Thought Group, working on neural network chips for learning and parallel computation. He also consulted to and wrote software for NeXT Computer, Apple Computer and its Advanced Technology Group, and the Open Software Foundation.
An avid inventor, Mr. Jung holds more than 200 patents worldwide and has more than 1,000 patents pending. His issued patent holdings are in a variety of areas including biomedical research instruments and neural networks as well as several fundamental patents in object technology, distributed operating systems and semantic data analysis. Mr. Jung's biomedical research work in protein structure and function has been published in several journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Biochemistry.
Dean Kamen, President & Founder, DEKA Research & Development Corporation
Dean Kamen is an inventor, entrepreneur, and a tireless advocate for science and technology. He is the founder and president of DEKA Research & Development Corporation, where he develops internally generated inventions and provides research and development for major corporate clients. He holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents for innovative devices that have expanded the frontiers of health care worldwide. Some of his notable inventions include the first wearable insulin pump for diabetics, the HomeChoice™ portable peritoneal dialysis machine, the INDEPENDENCE® IBOT® Mobility System, and the Segway® Human Transporter.
Among Mr. Kamen's proudest accomplishments is founding FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to motivating the next generation to understand, use, and enjoy science and technology.
Mr. Kamen was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997, received the Heinz Award in 1998, and was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 2000. In 2002 he received the Lemelson-MIT Prize, and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May 2005. Mr. Kamen was a recipient of IRI's Achievement Award in 2008.
Charles F. Larson, President, Innovation Research International
Charles F. Larson is President Emeritus of the Industrial Research Institute, Inc. (IRI), an international association of ~200 major industrial companies concerned with enhancing the effectiveness of technological innovation in industry through improved management of R&D, technology, and the innovation process. Until his retirement, he had served as chief staff officer of IRI for 26 years.
Mr. Larson is a Fellow of AAAS and a Life Fellow of ASME, with service as chair of Section P, Industrial Science, in AAAS and as a founder and chair of the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division of ASME. He was also chairman of the 43rd National Conference on Advancement of Research and co-chair of the 1979 ACS-IRI Symposium on Innovation and U.S. Research.
His other activities have included the Advisory Committee for the Japan Research Center on Technology and Innovation Management, External Advisory Board for the Technology Transfer Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Advisory Council of the Federal Laboratory Consortium, Selection Committee for the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and Board of Advisors for Who’s Who in America. He has served as a reviewer for numerous SBIR proposals to the National Science Foundation, and as a consultant to Los Alamos National Laboratory, Brookings Institution, Center for Strategic and International Studies, SRI International, and the University of Maryland Institute for Global Chinese Affairs. He has also written and presented numerous papers on industrial R&D, innovation, and competitiveness in the U.S. and abroad, and has led several IRI study teams to Europe, Japan, and China.
Mr. Larson received his BSME from Purdue in 1958 and an MBA summa cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson in 1973. He was named an “Outstanding Mechanical Engineer” by the Purdue faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 1996 and currently serves on the Purdue Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Committee. A registered Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey, he also serves on the Board of Value Innovations, Inc. in Castle Rock, CO and is a former director of Ceramatec, Inc. in Salt Lake City, UT.
John W. McDonald, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Chevron Corporation
John W. McDonald is responsible for Chevron's three technology companies: Energy Technology, Information Technology and Technology Ventures. He manages the research, development and deployment of technology throughout the company's worldwide business activities, and is a member of Chevron’s Strategy and Planning Committee and Management Committee.
Prior to assuming his current position in 2008, McDonald served as Chevron Corporation vice president of Strategic Planning. He was responsible for advising senior corporate executives in setting strategic direction for the company, allocating capital and other resources, determining operating unit performance measures and targets, and reviewing and undertaking significant mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
McDonald earned an honors bachelor's of science degree in geophysics from the University of Western Ontario in 1975 and began his career with Texaco that same year as a geophysicist in the company's Calgary office. Following a number of U.S. and International assignments in Latin America, West Africa and corporate strategic planning, McDonald was assigned to Texaco's executive offices as assistant to the chairman of the company in 1992. In 1994, he became assistant division manager of Texaco Exploration and Production's onshore division, based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in 1996, was named vice president of exploration and production, offshore division. In this role, he was responsible for all Gulf of Mexico exploration, development, and production activities, including deepwater operations.
In 1998, McDonald was named vice president, Production, for Texaco International with responsibility for upstream Europe, based in London, England and in 1999, he was named managing director, Texaco Ltd. Upon the merger of Chevron and Texaco in October 2001, he led the integration of the company’s two European upstream businesses and was named managing director of ChevronTexaco Upstream Europe, a strategic business unit of ChevronTexaco Overseas Petroleum Inc., based in Aberdeen, Scotland. He became a corporate vice president in 2002.
McDonald has been an active member of numerous business and civic organizations, including serving as president and executive officer of the United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association and as a member of the United Kingdom Industry/Government Forum, known as PILOT. McDonald is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, a member of the Accenture Global Energy Board, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative governing board, and the Industrial Research Institute.
Dr. Stephen Merrill, Executive Director, The National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy
Stephen Merrill has been Executive Director of the National Academies’ Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) since its formation in 1991. At the same time Dr. Merrill has directed many STEP projects and publications, including Investing for Productivity and Prosperity (1994); Improving the Performance of America’s Schools (1995); Industrial Research and Innovation Indicators (1997); U.S. Industry in 2000: Studies in Competitive Performance and Securing America’s Industrial Strength (1999); Trends in Federal Support of Research and Graduate Education (2001), A Patent System for the 21st Century (2004), Innovation Inducement Prizes (2007), and Innovation in Global Industries (2008), Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest (2010) and Measuring the Impacts of Federal Investments in Research (2011). For his work on patent reform he was recognized as one of the 50 leading world intellectual property experts by Managing Intellectual Property magazine and awarded the Academies’ 2005 Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Merrill’s association with the National Academies began in 1985, when he was principal consultant on the Academy report, Balancing the National Interest: National Security Export Controls and Global Economic Competition.
As a consultant he also contributed to Academy studies in the areas of science policy, manufacturing, and competitiveness. In 1987 he was appointed to direct the Academies’ first government and congressional liaison office. During his tenure as Executive Director of Government and External Affairs the Academies received a steadily increasing number of congressional requests for policy advice.
Previously, Dr. Merrill was a Fellow in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he specialized in technology trade issues. He also served on various congressional staffs including the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, where he organized the first congressional oversight hearings on international competition in biotechnology and microelectronics and was responsible for legislation on technological innovation and the allocation of intellectual property rights arising from government-sponsored research.
Richard K. Miller was appointed the President and first employee of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 1999, where he also holds an appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He served as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa from 1992-1999, and spent the previous 17 years on the engineering faculties at the University of Southern California (where he held the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs) and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Miller's research interests are in structural dynamics and nonlinear mechanics with application to earthquake engineering and spacecraft structural design. He is the author or co-author of about 100 reviewed journal articles and other technical publications. His research interests are in nonlinear dynamic phenomena such as vibroimpact of adjacent structures during earthquakes, elastic wave propagation in frictionally bonded solids, stability and deformation in wrinkling membranes, active control of large civil structures, and dynamic identification of hysteretic structures. His work in spacecraft structures includes the design of large precision deployable truss antenna structures, the design of large inflatable reflectors, and the accurate analysis of the large deformation of articulated trusses during deployment. He has been a consultant to several companies including The Aerospace Corporation, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Hughes Aircraft Company (now Raytheon Company), and Astro Aerospace Corporation (now Northrop Grumman Corporation), where he made contributions to the Heliogyro, Solares, Mast Flight Experiment, Milstar, Mobile Transporter, and other projects.
Dr. Miller has won five teaching awards at two universities, received the Legacy award from the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa, and was recognized in 2006 by the Mass High Tech journal as an All Star for his work in leading the establishment of Olin College. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Stanley Consultants, Inc., and serves on the Board of Trustees of Babson and Olin Colleges. He has also served as the chair of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Advisory Committee and on several advisory committees for the National Academy of Engineering, Harvard University, and other institutions. In addition, he has served as a consultant to the World Bank in the establishment of new academic institutions. He is a member of AIAA, ASME, ASCE, ASEE, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi. A native Californian, Dr. Miller earned his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1971 from the University of California, Davis, where he received the 2002 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award. In 1972, he earned his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1976 he earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from the California Institute of Technology.
Dan Mote serves on the National Research Council Governing Board and is an officer of the National Academy of Engineering. His science policy work includes serving on the committee that authored the National Academies’ “Rising above the Gathering Storm” report and chairing the committee on Global Science and Technology Strategies and Their Effect on the U.S. National Security that published the report “S&T Strategies of Six Countries” among others. He is internationally recognized for his research on the dynamics of gyroscopic systems and the biomechanics of snow skiing. He has produced more than 300 publications and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Acoustical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Dan is the 2005 recipient of the Founders Award from the National Academy of Engineering and the 2011 recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME Medal in recognition of his comprehensive body of work on the dynamics of moving flexible structures and his leadership in academia. He previously served as Vice Chancellor at University of California at Berkeley, held an endowed chair in Mechanical Systems and was President of the UC Berkeley Foundation.
Dr. Gautham Parthasarathy, Chief Marketing Officer, Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company
Dr. Gautham Parthasarathy is the Chief Marketing Officer for the Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company (ABSTC). In this role, Dr. Parthasarathy directs the strategy, marketing and business development efforts of ABSTC in support of the various businesses of the Aditya Birla Group. Dr. Parthasarathy joined the company in 2011.
He has worked for Fortune 500 public and private firms in the US, Europe, Japan, Mexico, India and China with experience in chemicals, materials, clean tech, FMCG, energy, consulting services and e-commerce. He has driven profitable growth in corporate and consulting roles in corporate and business unit strategy, R&D, innovation, marketing, business development, corporate venturing, entrepreneurship, corporate development and portfolio restructuring (cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures).
He holds a Masters in Business Administration from New York University (NYU) Stern School, where he was class valedictorian. Dr. Parthasarathy holds BS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from University of Mumbai (UDCT) and Auburn University respectively.
Dirk Pilat, Head, Science & Technology Policy Division, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology & Industry
Mr. Dirk Pilat, a Dutch national, is Head of the Science and Technology Policy Division in the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry. He is responsible for the OECD’s Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy, which aims at the development of good policy practices in the area of science, technology and innovation. He joined the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry in May 1997 and has worked on many policy issues since then, including how to draw greater benefits from information technology for economic growth, how to strengthen growth performance in OECD economies (the OECD Growth Project), how to strengthen the performance of the services sector, as well as work on science, innovation, productivity and entrepreneurship. Mr. Pilat holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands.
Dr. Paul J. H. Schoemaker, Founder & Executive Chairman, Decision Strategies International, Inc. & Research Director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Paul is Executive Chairman of Decision Strategies International. He also serves as Research Director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School, where he teaches strategy and decision making. He is internationally known for his articles and books on decision making and strategy. Paul is also an entrepreneur in both the business and the philanthropic sectors, and has been an adviser to over 100 organizations around the world.
Paul’s books include Decision Traps (Doubleday 1989) and its sequel Winning Decisions (Doubleday 2001) which together have sold well over 100,000 copies. He is also the coauthor of Wharton on Emerging Technologies (Wiley 2000), Profiting from Uncertainty (Free Press 2002), Peripheral Vision (Harvard Business School Press 2006) and Chips, Clones and Living Beyond 100 (Pearson Ltd 2009). He recently completed Brilliant Mistakes (Wharton Digital Press), a book he was interviewed on by CBS’s Sunday Morning. Paul has written over 100 academic and applied papers, which appeared in such diverse journals as the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Management Sciences, the Brain and Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Economic Literature, and MIT’s Sloan Management Review. His writings have been translated into 14 languages and the ISI citation index ranks him in the top 1% of scholars in business and economics globally.
For twelve years, Paul was a professor at the University of Chicago, where he did leading academic work in the Center for Decision Research on behavioral economics, decision theory and strategy. He is the founder and executive chairman of Decision Strategies International, Inc, a consulting and training firm specializing in strategic management. The company’s clients include 8 of the 10 largest corporations worldwide, as well as many of the Fortune 100. Paul pens a fortnightly column for Inc Magazine covering topics in strategy and decision making. He is also a social entrepreneur, including the Decision Education Foundation (DEF), a philanthropic organization he has supported as board member, advisor and benefactor. DEF teaches decision making skills to adolescents, in partnership with US high schools around the country.
Paul is also the Chairman of Public Salt Co. a wholesale distribution company based in Ohio that serves various Midwestern states, as well as the Chairman of Vaessen-Schoemaker BV a food additives company based in Holland with clients throughout Europe. Paul’s hobbies include tennis, golf, and piano. He lives with his wife on the east coast of the US, while retaining roots in the Netherlands, his native country.
Dr. Patricia Verduin, Chief Technology Officer, Colgate-Palmolive
Patricia Verduin, Ph.D., joined Colgate-Palmolive Company as Vice President, Global Research & Development, with overall responsibility for product development for all product categories on a global basis. Dr. Verduin was appointed to her current position in 2011.
Dr. Verduin held the position of Senior Vice President of Science and Regulatory Affairs at the Grocery Manufacturer's Association/Food Products Association in 2007. She represented the interests and positions of the food, beverage and consumer products industries and led a team of over 40 scientists and regulatory experts in programs that insure the use of scientific foundations in public policy.
Dr. Verduin has held a variety of senior technical and operational positions at ConAgra Foods, Nabisco, International Home Foods and Lipton. She holds several patents from her research and has been instrumental in the introduction of more than 50 new products.
Receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware in 1980, Dr. Verduin went on to receive her Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Farleigh Dickinson University in 1984 and then her Doctorate of Philosophy in Food Science from Rutgers University in 1991.
Dr. Verduin is a recognized senior leader within the food industry. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Food Processor's Association. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Life Science Institute and is an industry representative on the National Academies of Science - Food Forum. Dr. Verduin was recently appointed to serve as a member of the National Academies of Science Committee charged with "Effecting Change in Higher Education."